Ambulance Subsidies Offered
PROPOSED DIVISION SENT TO SEVEN CITIES BY JUDGE
Posted: September 11, 2012 at 4:07 a.m.
County Judge Bob Clinard has opened negotiations on 2013 contracts for rural ambulance service, asking each of the eight service providers in the county to accept a share of $300,000.
At A Glance
Rural Ambulance Costs
Benton County is asking eight providers of ambulance service to accept one-year contracts to continue operating in the unincorporated areas of the county. The county has increased its subsidy from $100,000 in 2011 to $150,000 in 2012 and is proposing to double that amount to $300,000 in 2013.
Jurisdiction 2012 Distribution 2013 Distribution*
Bella Vista $2,989 $10,000
Bentonville $21,648 $52,000
Gravette $31,793 $33,000
NorthEast Benton County $23,007 $35,000
Pea Ridge $5,253 $11,000
Rogers $29,257 $77,000
Siloam Springs $23,188 $52,000
Springdale $12,862 $30,000
Source: Staff Report
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